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Bar, American, Pub
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Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Takeout
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We eat here a few times every time we stay on Kauai. The garlic shrimp, pork belly bowl, and chicken wings are fantastic. Great drinks, fun social bar with lots of folks hanging out. Must try if you haven’t been.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in for dinner and was told to sit anywhere. Server came over after several minutes and took our order. We ordered a couple of beers. After that we didn't see her for 10 minutes or so, then I flagged her down and asked if...she could take our order, we told her she already took our order???? She recalled it and went on her way - got the beers several minutes later. After takign a few sips of her beer, my wife didn't like her beer and ordered a glass of wine when we ordered some tapas. The server came out with our food but no wine, 5 minutes later, I got up and found her and asked if she would get the wine - she said it was coming out any minute. Then I saw her ask the bartender for it... Food was fine but our server was having a rough dayMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 17, 2022

Stopped here because my husband loves craft beer and he was looking for a bar with some food that had a variety of options. Was not disappointed at all! The bartender was super friendly and helpful and the beer selection is really nice. The Happy...Hour deals are awesome and we loved the half portion options! The space is great and really well laid out. I loved the atmosphere, even though it wasn't crowded when we stopped in. I had the pork belly bowl and my husband had the loco moco, both the small portions. They were perfect for lunch for us. Plus, the beers were cold, which was a huge thing for us! We definitely want to come back here on our next trip.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 17, 2022 via mobile

This place was very close to our hotel so ate here multiple times during our trip. Excellent food, fantastic service, friendly staff

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed April 10, 2022 via mobile

Good menu, good drinks. Nothing special or exciting. We were disappointed they didn’t have any sour beers on tap. Staff was friendly. We went on St Patrick’s day and it was not busy. Food came out quickly.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 28, 2022

We ended up here using Yelp for a late lunch/dinner. It is a bit hard to find since their sign is not very visible. They need a BIG sign. That said stepped up to the bar. They had many hawiian and other tropical type beers...and drink. I asked for a small sample of Mango Cart Beer, and loved it. My wife got a fruity type seltzer. They have a happy hour and we were there for that. And tried all sort of appetizers. I had the ahi nachos which were good and these little pork buns which were fantastic. My wife also had this kimchee rice dish which she loved. We had a mellow and great meal and drinks and our bartender while was very busy did chat w us when she could.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 1, 2022

We went here for dinner on our recent trip, the food took extremly long to receive, but it was very good. Unfortunately, one of our party's order was missed and didn't come out till we finished eating. It could have been handled a lot better,...an apology and warning that dinner had been missed. The apology came after our guest got very upset with the service team. There did seem to be a lack of staff, so maybe the restaurant took on took many customers.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 20, 2022 via mobile

My wife and I drove by this lovely restaurant at noon. We noticed a sign for happy hour and decided on lunch. We had tried to get in this place a week before, but it was too busy. We were very pleasantly surprised both by...the price of food and drink and by the quality of the food. Apparently, this place serves many of the local residents and was able to survive through the pandemic. My meal, a pork belly bun and a slider appetizer, was perfectly done. My wife wishes she had ordered the pork belly instead of her hamburger which was a bit overcooked. Staff was very friendly and the cook obviously well-qualified. Lots of parking, at least at noon. I recommend this place.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 30, 2021

We were seated and waited 15 minutes for waitress. I finally had to get up and ask for water. I noticed tables were not being cleaned off. People waiting at door finally walked away. Once you get food no one comes back to tables. They...are missing out on bar revenue. We would have ordered another cocktail. Food is Ok, salad was lettuce and cherry tomatoes for $9.00. Fried chicken wings excellent. I did notice that they do not sanitize tables after each person, they just wipe off with bar rag.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 30, 2021

We specifically went there to watch NFL football and enjoy the wings. Not disappointed in either. Good selection of beers and they do flights. Happy hour is also a great option.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed September 4, 2021

Roger is a GREAT bartender! Really superb happy hour specials. Excellent selection of craft beers. Must go!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 29, 2021 via mobile

We stopped in for an early dinner after kayaking and hiking Uluwehi Falls. We were starving, so I did a quick Google search and stumbled upon this place. You walk in and seat yourself. We were lucky enough to find a table right away. We...got a regular burger and a fish burger. The fish burger was awesome and their fries are to die for. Overall good service. There was a little snaffu on our order and some wings were forgotten. But other than that it was a good spot to grab a quick bite and a beer.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 12, 2021 via mobile

Stopped in around 6p on a Thursday. Only waited a minute or two to be seated, but after 25 minutes we flagged down a waitress to order. Then with 10 minutes of ordering, 2 other waitresses stopped by. Had to order cocktail refills 3x’s before...they finally arrived. We are the happy hour menu. The beef sliders were great - would eat those again. The pork sliders were gross. The Parmesan wings were not good, the tko sauce ones were good. Fries were ok. The burger w the egg & gravy was just gross - we wouldn’t eat it. Service bad & only some of food was ok. Don’t plan to eat here again.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 8, 2021 via mobile

Rolled in to this place after getting off the flight to get some food and a beer. Got a seat and it was Happy hour so looking at the menu, was amazed at the deals! $3 pints of local craft lagers, great deals on the...food...wings, sliders, etc. Got the soy garlic wings, and the lemon pepper ones ..Wow! So good! Had a Loco Moco which was great also! Our bill was so much less than what we would have paid in California! Went over to that side of the island again and had to drop in again. Too early for happy hour but the deals were still great $3 pints always, got more wings and tried the Bahn sandwich with fresh fried Ahi that had a dipping sauce that was so good! And the green salad with papaya dressing, also killer! Walked out again with a small tab! Both times was about $50 for two with quite a few beers! Go there!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 25, 2021

We rolled in at 630pm straight off the plane...were excited by local dark craft beers. Ordered our beer only to find out the kitchen was out of gas!! Is that a thing?!?! But turned out as a fun and tasty adventure. One of their fryers...was electric so we ordered salad (freshest salad with great poppy seed dresisng) and fries and Manoo...beef and vegetable dumplings with ponzu dipping sauce that were Absolutely Delicious. The manager Dan and our server Tavina were so nice and helpful. We approached the whole experience with a laid back Hawaiian attitude and had a great time and a delicious meal. We are will Definitely come back this week...gotta try the Loco Moco fries (fries with ground beef, gravyband a sunny egg) and their Kaluha Prok.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Response from WildeaboutIreland | Reviewed this property |
I believe happy hour starts at 3pm, however to be sure look at their FB page as well. The food is really interesting, the chef/owner is both local and Japanese trained and you can taste this in his food. Enjoy.
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